GREEN BAY – Last year, when the Green Bay Packers were reduced to spectators for Super Bowl XLVI and NBC was broadcasting the game, Aaron Rodgers got the call to be a guest analyst on the network’s pregame show.
This year, CBS has the game, and after Shannon Sharpe’s criticism on The NFL Today and his tête-à-tête with the folks at 60 Minutes over his sensitivity, it was a pretty safe bet that the Packers quarterback wouldn’t be invited.
“I can say I won’t be working for CBS,” Rodgers said with a chuckle on his weekly radio show on 540 ESPN and ESPNWisconsin.com on Tuesday. “Not a huge surprise therem but I won’t be working with CBS.”
You know who is? Rodgers’ teammate, Clay Matthews.
CBS Sports announced Matthews’ addition Thursday as a contributing analyst on the CBS Television Network’s Super Bowl pre-game show, The Super Bowl Today, on Feb. 3. CBS Sports chairman and executive producer Sean McManus called Matthews “a natural pick for us” in making the announcement.
Matthews will join regulars James Brown, Dan Marino, Bill Cowher, Shannon Sharpe and Boomer Esiason, along with Greg Gumbel, on the set of the show in advance of Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, La.
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